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Tragic Details Emerge After Minnesota Father Kills Wife, Three Children, & Then Commits Suicide

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So scary and sad.

Brian Short, a father in South Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, allegedly murdered all three of his teenage children, and his wife, before turning the gun on himself in a suicide at their home earlier this week.

Short, a nurse by trade who also founded a popular nursing website, apparently grabbed his shotgun, walked into the rooms of his children Cole (17), Madison (15), and Brooklyn (14), and shot them one by one.

Then, he turned the gun on his wife Karen, 48, who had grabbed a cell phone and was calling 911 after hearing the first gun shots inside the house. He killed Karen in a separate bedroom of the home, and then went to the garage, where he shot and killed himself.

Authorities only found the bodies several days later after Short failed to show up to work.

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Though the family lived in a $2 million, 5,600-square foot mansion, Short allegedly found himself with both financial and mental health problems, and sources alleged that police suspect those contributed to Short's decision to kill his entire family, and then himself.

Obviously, the community has been rocked by the murders. Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the Short family as they deal with the fallout from this terrible tragedy.

[Image via Short family/Facebook.]

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